Experts blame defiance of interstate travel ban on ignorance

Bernard Saw

Heavy traffic on the roads before Aidiladha prompts police to set up checkpoints at the state borders to thwart illegal attempts to balik kampung for the holidays. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 22, 2021.

PEOPLE are still crossing state borders and going visiting in defiance of public health orders because Putrajaya has failed to help the public understand how these actions can cause infections, health experts said.

Instead, the government prefers the punitive approach of fining the rule breakers.

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